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De Palma (2015)

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A documentary about writer and director Brian De Palma.
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In the annals of Hollywood film since the artistic glories of the New Hollywood era, few have a better reputation and body of work in the field of suspense films exploring the contemporary darkness in American life than Brian De Palma. Here, the great film writer and director takes, us in his own words, through his professional life and a career that redefined film horror and suspense. All the while, he also confesses the challenges of working in Hollywood and the price even the great artists pay for being a part of it. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Being a director is being a watcher


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Rated R for violent images, graphic nudity, sexual content and some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Brian De Palma on why he agreed to appear in the film: "As you know, film journalism is mostly spin. You talk to people, they say the experience was great, I love working with so and so, it's the best experience I ever had. And not until you're in the Hollywood old-age home do you have anybody tell you the truth." [2016] See more »

Goofs

Alexander Mackendrick's classic Sweet Smell of Success is wrongly credited as The Sweet Smell of Success. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Brian De Palma: Holy mackerel.
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Connections

Features Mona Lisa (1986) See more »

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Generique et Car des Police
From the motion picture Les quatre cents coups (1959)
Written and performed by Jean Constantin
Courtesy of MK2
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A GREAT PRIMER TO A MODERN MASTER...!
20 August 2018 | by masonfiskSee all my reviews

A brilliant doc chronicling all of Brian DePalma's work from his humble beginnings, critical hits & misfires & box office gold told by none other by the master himself. I have a strong affinity for DePalma's works that years ago I attended a double feature of Sisters & Phantom of the Paradise at Brooklyn's BAM. Even my earliest memories were of his version of Carrie that whenever the commercial would come on TV it would send me reeling to another room to get away from his haunting imagery. The worst thing that can be said about this outing is once it's done you'll want to dive into his oeuvre to rekindle your memories almost like a knee jerk reaction.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2016 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,355, 12 June 2016

Gross USA:

$165,237

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$168,045
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Empire Ward Pictures See more »
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1.85 : 1
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